U.S. Army specialist Michael Brewer won the $40,000 engagement ring from Union Diamond’s “My Perfect Union” contest.
Brewer thanked the online jeweler for the opportunity, and added, in a statement, “I cannot believe that I could ever be so lucky.”
Michael Brewer is an active duty Army Wounded Warrior/Purple Heart recipient. He was injured in Afghanistan when insurgents ambushed the convoy he was leading. He drove the convoy out of the kill zone despite being blinded by smoke from the explosions and the blood from his own injuries.
“I think SPC Brewer is the perfect example of why our military deserves only the highest of praise,” said Union Diamond president and CEO Scott Anderson in a statement. “I couldn’t be more honored than for him to accept this ring as my thank you for his service to our country.”